CGI SELECTED BY STATE OF OREGON FOR NEXT GENERATION STATEWIDE CHILD WELFARE SYSTEM
CGI Group Inc. (TSX: GIB.A; NYSE: GIB), a leading provider of information technology and business process services, announced today that it has been chosen by the Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) to design, develop, and implement its next generation Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System (SACWIS). The 36 month, US$29.6 million contract will replace the current Family and Children Information System (FACIS).
CGI will work with the DHS Oregon Kids (OR-Kids) project to deliver a new child welfare system using the latest technology to help staff provide vital services to children and families. The next generation system supports child welfare best practices, provides improved accountability and reporting capabilities as well as a framework for measuring outcomes.
"As demand for human services increases in Oregon, we have an urgent need for a SACWIS system that allows more time for staff to engage and deliver the quality and timely human services needed by their clients while providing accessibility to client and case information for program management and monitoring. CGI offers the best choice for SACWIS - the newest technologies, robust functionality, and extensive implementation expertise," said Debra Herrli, OR-Kids project manager.
"The critical mission of child welfare demands the best solution to serve Oregon's children and families. CGI is proud to partner with the State of Oregon to deliver its market-leading SACWIS system," said Michael Keating, CGI, Senior Vice-President, U.S. State and Local Government Group. "The CGI SACWIS system is known for its comprehensive case management, and use of mobile computing to support field work. We look forward to bringing its capabilities to the dedicated human services team in Oregon."
CGI has successful SACWIS implementations in more states than any other vendor. The State of Oregon will be the tenth state to join CGI's vibrant SACWIS user community, which includes Washington State, Florida, New Jersey, Alaska, Wisconsin, Illinois, New Mexico, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.
Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is one of the largest independent information technology and business process services firms in the world. CGI and its affiliated companies employ approximately 27,000 professionals. CGI provides end-to-end IT and business process services to clients worldwide from offices in Canada, the United States, Europe, Asia Pacific as well as from centers of excellence in North America, Europe and India. CGI's annual revenue run rate stands at $3.8 billion and at March 31st, 2008, CGI's order backlog was $12.04 billion. CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB) and are included in the S&P/TSX Composite Index as well as the S&P/TSX Capped Information Technology and MidCap Indices. Website: www.cgi.com.
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